At SG, we believe that we have a responsibility to our planet and its people, and it is our duty to make sure that our sourcing and manufacturing are corporately responsible.
Each one of our products is developed in partnership with selected quality suppliers who share our values of care for the planet and its people.
Our Code of Conduct, which all our suppliers must sign-up to and honour, is designed to ensure fair working conditions, including no child labour or forced employment. We encourage the timely payment of local statutory wages, to make sure the workers who make our products can build a better life.
We also fight for a strict observance of safety and health protection at the workplace within the extent of the national regulations, and support continuous further development to improve working environments.
SG is also aware of the pressures on our planet, and that’s why we are increasingly including sustainable fabrics in more and more of the styles within our collections.
We are still at the start of our journey, and we are committed to the progressive development of our sustainable credentials.
One of the world’s best-known labels for textile tested for harmful substances. When our styles carry this label, you can be sure that every component of the article (every thread and accessories) has been tested and is, therefore, is harmless for human health.
STeP stands for Sustainable Textile & Leather Production. The goal of STeP is to implement environmentally friendly production processes in the long term, to improve health and safety and to promote socially responsible working conditions at production sites.
These are owned and managed by Textile Exchange, a global non-profit working with members on best production best practices to reduce the textile industry’s impact on the world’s water, soil and air, and the human population.
BSCI created in 2003, is an initiative led by companies committed to improving working conditions in their international supply chains; Its system is based on 3 pillars such as independent audits of working conditions in factories, organization of training and workshops and dialogue with other parties involved, such as governments or trade unions. Its Code of Conduct covers social responsibility policies, working hours, non-discrimination, prohibition of child labor and forced labor, payment of a minimum wage, measures for health protection and safety at workplace, protection of environment, etc.
WRAP is an independent, objective, non-profit team of global social compliance experts dedicated to promoting safe, lawful, humane, and ethical manufacturing around the world through certification and education. Their goal is to ensure that production facilities operate in a safe, responsible, and ethical way. Through their 12 Principles, we promote lawful, humane manufacturing in facilities throughout the world via Certification and Training programs. WRAP only certifies individual facilities, not brands or ownership groups, which means that each WRAP-certified facility has undergone a thorough inspection by a WRAP auditor and is subject to unannounced follow-up inspections.
GRS stands for Global Recycled Standard and was originally developed in 2008. GRS guarantees the recycled content of products as well as additional social and environmental requirements related to processing and chemical use.
With 16 years of expertise, Sedex is one of the world’s leading ethical trade membership organisation (over 60.000 members in more than 180 countries), working with businesses to improve working conditions in global supply chains. Sedex enables businesses to work together to better manage their social and environmental performance and improve working conditions throughout the supply chain.